Selected Writings

Author: Karl Marx,Lawrence H. Simon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Professor Simon's outstanding introduction-both philosophically and historically acute-presents a biographical account of Marx, outlines major themes, and places Marx's intellectual development in context. He has also provided introductions to each selection and a select bibliography of important works on Marx.

James Connolly: Selected Writings

Author: James Connolly,Peter Berresford-Ellis

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745302676

Category: History

Page: 317

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In 1916, James Connolly was executed by the British for his part in the Easter Rising. His early activism in the Scottish labour movement; his pioneering socialism in Ireland; his involvement in the American Labour movement; his activity as a union organizer back in Ireland; his revolutionary stand against World War I; and his ultimately fatal leadership of the 1916 uprising for Irish independence, all point to a crucial figure in the development of the workers' movement during one of its most intriguing phases. A tireless political worker and a prolific writer, Connolly's thinking on nationalism and imperialism had an influence on Lenin and he is regarded by many as one of the founders of 20th-century Irish nationalism. This book of his writings draws together some of his most representative work.

Selected Writings

Author: Paul Valéry

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811202138

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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This selection from representative works of the great French poet-philosopher is based on the Paris Morceaux Choisis volume, which was assembled by Valery himself."

Selected Writings: 1913-1926

Author: Walter Benjamin,Marcus Paul Bullock,Michael William Jennings,Howard Eiland

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674945852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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Walter Benjamin was one of the most original and important critical voices of the twentieth century, but until now only a few of his writings have been available in English. Harvard University Press has now undertaken to publish a significant portion of his work in definitive translation, under the general editorship of Michael W. Jennings. This volume, the first of three, will at last give readers of English a true sense of the man and the many facets of his thought. (The magnum opus of Benjaminâe(tm)s Paris years, The Arcades Project, has been published in a separate volume.)Walter Benjamin emerged from the head-on collision of an idealistic youth movement and the First World War, which Benjamin and his close friends thought immoral. He walked away from the wreck scarred yet determined âeoeto be considered as the principal critic of German literature.âe But the scene, as he found it, was dominated by âeoetalented fakes,âe soâe"to use his wordsâe"âeoeonly a terrorist campaign would I sufficeâe to effect radical change. This book offers the record of the first phase of that campaign, culminating with âeoeOne Way Street,âe one of the most significant products of the German avant-garde of the Twenties. Against conformism, homogeneity, and gentrification of all life into a new world order, Benjamin made the word his sword.Volume I of the Selected Writings brings together essays long and short, academic treatises, reviews, fragments, and privately circulated pronouncements. Fully five-sixths of this material has never before been translated into English. The contents begin in 1913, when Benjamin, as an undergraduate in imperial Germany, was president of a radical youth group, and take us through 1926, when he had already begun, with his explorations of the world of mass culture, to emerge as a critical voice in Weimar Germanyâe(tm)s most influential journals.The volume includes a number of his most important works, including âeoeTwo Poems by Friedrich Hölderlin,âe âeoeGoetheâe(tm)s Elective Affinities,âe âeoeThe Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism,âe âeoeThe Task of the Translator,âe and âeoeOne Way Street.âe He is as compelling and insightful when musing on riddles or childrenâe(tm)s books as he is when dealing with weightier issues such as the philosophy of language, symbolic logic, or epistemology. We meet Benjamin the youthful idealist, the sober moralist, the political theorist, the experimentalist, the translator, and, above all, the virtual king of criticism, with his magisterial exposition of the basic problems of aesthetics.Benjaminâe(tm)s sentences provoke us to return to them again and again, luring us as though with the promise of some final revelation that is always being postponed. He is by turns fierce and tender, melancholy and ebullient; he is at once classically rooted, even archaic, in his explorations of the human psyche and the world of things, and strikingly progressive in his attitude toward society and what he likes to call the organs of the collective (its architectures, fashions, signboards). Throughout, he displays a far-sighted urgency, judging the present on the basis of possible futures. And he is gifted with a keen sense of humor. Mysterious though he may sometimes be (his Latvian love, Asia Lacis, once described him as a visitor from another planet), Benjamin remains perhaps the most consistently surprising and challenging of critical writers.

Helen Keller

Selected Writings

Author: Kim E. Nielsen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758479

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 317

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“[My life] is so rich with blessings—an immense capacity of enjoyment, books, and beloved friends. . . . Most earnestly I pray the dear Heavenly Father that I may sometime make myself far more worthy of the love shown to me than I am now.” —April 22, 1900 letter from Helen Keller to John Hitz, AFB When Helen Keller died in 1968, at the age of eighty-eight years old, she was one of the most widely known women in the world. The overnight success of her biography, The Story of My Life, written at age twenty-three, made it obvious to Keller that she was endowed with a gift for writing and speaking. As she got older, she increasingly began to do both on a variety of subjects extending beyond her own disability, including social, political, and theological issues. Helen Keller: Selected Writings collects Keller’s personal letters, political writings, speeches, and excerpts of her published materials from 1887 to 1968. The book also includes an introductory essay by Kim E. Nielsen, headnotes to each document, and a selected bibliography of work by and about Keller. The majority of the letters and some prints, all drawn from the Helen Keller Archives at the American Foundation for the Blind in New York, are being published for the first time. Literature, education, advocacy, politics, religion, travel: the many interests of Helen Keller culminate in this book and are reflected in her spirited narration. Also portrayed are the individuals Keller inspired and took inspiration from, including her teacher Annie Sullivan, her family, and others with whom she formed friendships throughout the course of her life. This often charming collection revels in and preserves Keller’s public and private life, coming to us in the year which marks the 125th anniversary of her birthday.

Selected Writings

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742733

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 9081

An expanded edition of the first comprehensive overview of Baudrillard's work, this new edition adds examples from after 1985.


Selected Writings

Author: Peter C. Erb

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809125098

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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Pietism, with is origins in late 16th- and early 17th-century German Lutheranism, emphasized conversion, union with Christ, and importance of Scripture. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of Pietist writings available in English.

Selected Writings of Charles Olson

Author: Professor Charles Olson,Charles Olson

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811203357

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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Covering the fundamentals of stochastic processes, this title includes the basics of Poisson processes, Markov chains, branching processes, martingales, and diffusion processes. It presents a unique blend of theory and applications, with special emphasis on mathematical modelling, computational techniques and examples from the biological sciences. It is appropriate for students in applied mathematics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, physics, and statistics.

Selected Writings

Author: Sir Thomas Browne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415967471

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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Relational Psychotherapy: A Primeradvances the understanding of this comprehensive, reliable model of treatment as it follows the trajectory of the therapy process from beginning to end. Using clear language and warm human terms, experienced therapist and teacher Patricia DeYoung addresses the challenges and rewards of doing relational therapy. She presents relational therapy against a wide range of contemporary psychotherapies, weaving a working synthesis of self psychology, intersubjective theory, various psychoanalytically informed developmental theories, relational psychoanalysis, and feminist self-in-relation theory. Relational Psychotherapyis an essential reference text for both therapists and students, while its personal and lucid writing style make it easily accessible to clients interested in learning more about psychotherapy.

Selected Writings: History of science, English surnames, American English, languages in contact, language and school, Atlas linguarum Europae

Author: Wolfgang Viereck

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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For this volume articles are selected that span a period of 32 years. The author treats the following areas: History of Science, English Surnames, American English, Languages in Contact, Language and School as well as insights into the cultural history of Europe provided by the Atlas Linguarum Europae. The etymologicosemantic contribution on the notion workman appears in Esperanto.